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Best Christmas Toys for 5 Year Olds

Updated on November 27, 2013

Best Toys for 5 Year Olds this Christmas

If you are looking for a selection of great toys to get a 5 year old this Christmas, then you have come to the right spot. When you don't have children of a certain age, it can be hard to shop for what is age appropriate and what's popular. With things constantly changing, it can be hard to know what movie or cartoon character is hot at this time. The best Christmas toys for 5 years old this Christmas are here and sorted out for you.

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Award-Winning LeapFrog LeapPad 2 - Best Christmas Toys for 5 Year Olds

Parents love educational toys, and today's modern technology makes them fun for kids, too. Some of the best Christmas toys for 5 year olds you can choose are learning toys from LeapFrog. They make a wide range of educational toys that your 5-year-old will love. The LeapPad 2 Explorer Learning Tablet is just one of many that is a winner with both kids and parents.

The newly released tablet for kids was voted the 2013 Educational Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association and was also named the People's Choice for Toy of the Year. This learning tablet with keep your children entertained for hours. It's perfect for 5-year-olds who are getting ready for kindergarten or have just started kindergarten. But, shhh, don't tell them it's educational - it's so fun they won't even notice they're learning!

LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer Kids' Learning Tablet, Green
LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer Kids' Learning Tablet, Green

Help your child create and learn with the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer. The learning tablet gives you access to more than 100 educational books, games, videos, and apps. Subjects like mathematics, reading, and science are covered in a fun and interactive way. The LeapPad's built-in camera can shoot video, allowing kids to make animation and art to share with family and friends.

 

Popular Characters for 5-Year-Old Girls - These new and familiar characters for girls are what's hot right now

If you've shopped for young girls any time in the past decade, you might have discovered popular names such as Barbie and Dora the Explorer at the top of your gift recipient's gift list. Both of those characters are still popular today and have been joined by other new toys such as Lalaloopsy.

Lalaloopsy Mini Littles Doll, Crumbs Sugar Cookie/Sprinkle Spice Cookie
Lalaloopsy Mini Littles Doll, Crumbs Sugar Cookie/Sprinkle Spice Cookie

Lalaloopsy dolls are very popular these days, and you'll have a choice of big baby dolls, small figures and plenty of accessories.

 
Fisher-Price Dora the Explorer Talking Dora Surprise
Fisher-Price Dora the Explorer Talking Dora Surprise

Dora the Explorer has been around for quite awhile now, and she's still popular with young girls. Look for dolls, playsets and other toys.

 
Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale
Barbie & Her Sisters in A Pony Tale

Barbie is still popular these days, and many of the current toys are based on the popular Barbie movies. DVDs or Barbie dolls are both great gifts for 5-year-old girls.

 

Popular Characters for 5-Year-Old Boys - Superheroes are still in style

Which characters are popular with young boys these days? They're many of the same ones that have been popular for decades. You can't go wrong with a gift featuring Batman, Spider-Man or a Star Wars character.

Batman The Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters Collector Batman Figure
Batman The Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters Collector Batman Figure

The Batman movies have kept this character popular with boys. Batman costumes and figures are a good choice.

 
The Amazing Spider-Man Hero FX Glove
The Amazing Spider-Man Hero FX Glove

Everyone's favorite web slinger is another popular character. Gifts like this glove can help kids act like their favorite superhero.

 
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) (Packaging May Vary) [Blu-ray]
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) (Packaging May Vary) [Blu-ray]

Star Wars, especially LEGO Star Wars games and characters, are still hot with young boys. If they haven't seen the movies yet, start them off with this set.

 

Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush - A popular toy for kids

If you're not looking for an electronic toy for Christmas, art supplies are a good choice. Most kids love to color and draw, and this is a popular toy that lets them be creative. The Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush takes coloring to a whole new level!

Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush with Metallic Paper
Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush with Metallic Paper

Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush magically lights up in the color of each clear Color Wonder paint. It includes Color Wonder Metallic Paper for extra shiny metal effects.

 

Fisher-Price TRIO Building Set - Comes with its own storage tub

Here's a great toy to encourage creativity. This building set is designed for kids age three and up and includes 100 colored bricks, sticks and panels that are easy to put together.

Fisher-Price TRIO Building Set with storage
Fisher-Price TRIO Building Set with storage

Product description: Easy to build, so many ways! Easy-click bricks, sticks, and panels, plus a play figure, make building a “snap” for kids. They can build suggested designs, or build things all their own! Includes 100 pieces in a convenient storage tub. Great for take along play the storage bin lid doubles as a building base! All pieces in the TRIO Building System work together. Collect them all and build a world of fun!

 

Disney Princess Merida - Star of the 2012 Disney movie "Brave"

What movie toys are hot this year? Anything from "Brave"!

This Princess Merida doll from the 2012 movie "Brave" is Disney's newest addition to the Disney Princess lineup, and little girls will love re-enacting the movie with this Merida figure that comes with three little bears to represent her brothers after they've become enchanted.

Disney Princess Brave - Merida with Bear Brothers
Disney Princess Brave - Merida with Bear Brothers

Product description: Are you ready for adventure? Meet Merida, the brave Scottish princess who dreams of being an archer. Your child can join her and her three triplet bear brothers on a magical journey into the world of legends, bravery and enchantment. This set includes three plush bears and a 15" Merida doll dressed in a shimmering gown with tiara and shoes.

 

LEGO Walkie Talkies - Best Christmas Toys for 5 Year Olds

Everybody loves LEGO bricks, and these LEGO walkie talkies are sure to be a hit.

LEGO Walkie Talkies
LEGO Walkie Talkies

Kids of all ages love their LEGO bricks. Now, you can get quality walkie-talkies with cool LEGO styling to stay connected to fellow LEGO maniacs up to a mile away. They are easy to use - one channel, simple push-to-talk-button and volume control.

 

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Toys for 5 Year Olds

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love the LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer! I think my four year old might love that for Christmas this year.

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      Heather B 5 years ago

      I like some of these ideas such as the walkie-talkies and Monster High dolls, but as a teacher of 5 year old kids, I get the feeling that some of these products are too simplistic, particularly in the Most-Wished-For section. The Santa letters at the end are a nice touch!